“I don’t need to be in any of the pictures.”
I’ve heard this line from many moms. For the sake of having lots of options when a baby or toddler is having a rough day, I always tell moms to come prepared to be in pictures. But, even more important than that, is I know you will one day look back and realize you weren’t in enough pictures.
Especially right after having a baby, we feel so…blech. We are tired, in pain, and wishing that baby weight away, and the thought of prettying up for pictures…yeah…blech.
I know the feeling.
I KNOW you will not regret it.
Those first days and weeks with a newborn seem like some of the longest of your life, but I promise you will look back at them and feel like they disappeared too quickly. You will miss those sweet newborn snuggles and you will forget just how tiny that little life was in your arms. And if you aren’t in the pictures, you won’t even be able to tell just how tiny she was!
And trust me. You look beautiful, Mama. Even if you are in sweat pants, haven’t washed your hair in days, and are still in yesterday’s unmentionables (no, that was not the case for this mama lol!), you are stunning to the people who love you. Love yourself and smile down at that little bit of magic you just brought into the world as I capture the moment for you to forever cherish.